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Become a certified personal trainer
and unleash your earning potential

Become a certified personal trainer and unleash your earning potential

Welcome to our world class, premier certification program:

  • Our systematic approach for designing exercise programs can help anyone reach their fitness goals from beginners to professional athletes.
  • Our personal trainers often earn more than their peers.1
  • Our evidence-based OPT Model has set the industry standard for 30 years.
  • Employers agree that NASM-CPTs are better prepared to start their fitness career.2
In 10 to 12 weeks you could be an NASM Certified Personal Trainer—setting your own hours and enjoying the job security of working in an industry that's expected to grow more than 16% through 20203.

Jumpstart your journey.

Our comprehensive programs and dedicated support team will empower you with all the tools you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer.

Offered in a variety of formats, the NASM-CPT programs, from Guided-Study to All-Inclusive, can help you successfully prepare for the exam, and can be completed in as few as 10 weeks.

What’s required? Certified Personal Trainers must be 18 years of age, hold a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and an automated external defibrillator (AED) certification.

Guaranteed Employment or Your Money Back!

As part of the All-Inclusive program, NASM guarantees you'll find a job within 90 days of your CPT certification, or your money back.* Learn more.

*Terms and conditions apply.


NASM offers 4 CPT programs to select from based on your learning style and level of desired preparation. Compare CPT Programs.




The ultimate in flexibility, as it will allow you to learn at your pace, and study when you want with no set schedules.




Provides the flexibility of the Self-Study Program and valuable premium content. Plus, comes with a job guarantee!




Offers all the resources of the Premium Self-Study Program accompanied by 1:1 coaching and a mentor who will be your guide, answering questions and offering assistance. Plus, comes with a job guarantee!




Offers premium study resources with guided support. You’ll receive onsite, hands-on experience with the NASM Gymternship. Plus, comes with a job guarantee!*

Want the details? Click here for the CPT candidate handbook.

*Terms and conditions apply to the NASM Job Guarantee.

1 Median income for NASM certified trainers is based on respondents to an NASM 2016 survey who identified themselves as full-time trainers and who provided income data (respondents who did not report an income or reported an income under minimum wage have been excluded), compared to industry median income for full-time personal trainers as reported by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Statistics for 2015 available at http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-9031.00 (last visited March 30, 2017).

2 Results of study conducted by MarketLab, a third-party researcher, in May-June 2016, sampling U.S.-based Club Managers.

3 IBISWorld, Personal Trainers in the U.S. - Industry Market Research Report, Feb. 2015.